Great value telephoto

Started Sep 5, 2017 | User reviews
danieladougan Regular Member • Posts: 173
Great value telephoto
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This is an excellent lens if you're just starting out with Micro Four Thirds, and it's extremely affordable compared to all the other telephotos in the system.

It's not a fast-aperture lens, so it's not appropriate for low-light situations, but in good light it's quick to focus and quite sharp.

I needed something faster, so I upgraded to the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO, which is an AWESOME lens, but if you don't have the budget for that, this one will do nicely in many situations.

 danieladougan's gear list:danieladougan's gear list
Olympus E-M1 Panasonic G85 Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Pro +3 more
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4-5.6 R
Telephoto zoom lens • Micro Four Thirds • V315030SU000
Announced: Jun 30, 2011
danieladougan's score
3.0
Average community score
4.2
MichaelInGC Contributing Member • Posts: 544
Re: Great value telephoto

danieladougan wrote:

This is an excellent lens if you're just starting out with Micro Four Thirds, and it's extremely affordable compared to all the other telephotos in the system.

It's not a fast-aperture lens, so it's not appropriate for low-light situations, but in good light it's quick to focus and quite sharp.

I needed something faster, so I upgraded to the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO, which is an AWESOME lens, but if you don't have the budget for that, this one will do nicely in many situations.

It is a very nice lens, especially for the cost, but I found it to be a bit soft outside of the F/7.1 - F/11 range. You might expect softness down around F/5.6 but I also saw it above F/11, which surprised me. However the lens seems quite sharp in the middle range.

I do like the lens as it is small, very light and very good for what it costs. I bought it as a low-cost lens when I first bought the E-M1.2 as I was not sure that I would keep the camera and did not want to spend too much money if I was going to return everything. Now I am stuck with the decision as to what to buy to use as a general tourist walk-around lens, a 12-100 or a 14-150.

Regardless, I will keep this lens as an example of what you can get for very little money.

 MichaelInGC's gear list:MichaelInGC's gear list
Olympus E-M1 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4-5.6 R Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ +3 more
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